- Original title
- Running Time
- 87 min.
- United States
- Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, Roger S.H. Schulman (Novel: William Steig)
- Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell
- DreamWorks Animation / DreamWorks SKG / Pacific Data Images (PDI)
Animation. Comedy. Fantasy. Adventure | Parody. Fairy Tales / Fables. Medieval Fantasy. Dragons
- Movie groups
| DreamWorks Animation (Films)
- Official Site
- Synopsis / Plot
- When a green ogre called Shrek discovers his swamp has been 'swamped' with all sorts of fairytale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets out, with a very loud donkey by his side, to 'persuade' Farquaad to give his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is waiting for her one true love. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek like Fiona, but Fiona is keeping something secret.
: Oscar: Best Animated Feature Film. 2 Nominations
: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Movie Comedy or Musical
: BAFTA Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay. 6 Nominations, including Best Film
: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
: National Board of Review: Best Animated Feature Film
: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 Movies of the Year
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Animation
: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Animated Feature. 2 Nominations
- Critics' Reviews
"It's wondrous, it's fabulous, it's -- all but unprecedented."
Stephen Hunter: The Washington Post
"This spirited and often very funny lark accomplishes something that most films in the bygone Hollywood studio era used to do but is remarkably rare in today's world of niche markets: It offers entertainment equally to viewers from 4 to 104."
Todd McCarthy: Variety
"An adorable, infectious work of true sophistication."
Jami Bernard: New York Daily News
"It is the hilarious business of Shrek, a delightful new animated feature based on the William Steig book, to subvert all the well-worn expectations of its genre."
Richard Schickel: Time
"An unqualified triumph."
Lou Lumenick: New York Post
"The humor of the script constantly confounds expectations, and yet Shrek still manages to say all the right things to children."
Desmond Ryan: Philadelphia Inquirer
"A movie that appeals to the eye, mind, heart and funny bone; that's a pretty good quadruple for any movie."
Desson Thomson: The Washington Post
"Suggests a summit meeting between ''The Princess Bride'' and ''Bridget Jones's Diary,'' it has a decided charm of its own."
Jay Carr: Boston Globe
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